Thunderbird RSS Feed as Simple Text

I am sure everyone knew Mozilla Thunderbird is not only a mail client but also a RSS Feed reader. And if you are configuring RSS Feed of your favorite blog or website in Thunderbird and found out that this RSS Feed is loaded as web page — not as simple text, here is the solution:

  1.   Go to Tools –> Options –> Advanced –>Config Editor.
  2.   If you are prompted a warning message, just process.
  3.   Search for  rss.show.content-base in Search bar on top.
  4.   Change the value “0” to “1” (default is “0”).

After changing this, your RSS Feed will be shown as simple text.

The reason I want to show my RSS Feed as simple text but not a web page is that, the web page or blog has many many unnecessary things such as widgets, list of most recent post, etc and even worst adv! And I also feel loading time is slower. If I want to see such list and advertisement and widgets, I would go to their website directly from my browser. All I want to see is content ONLY. :) Moreover, the option “By default, show article summary instead of loading the web page” from News Feeds–>Settings, is not working as expected. So I need to go into the config and edit the settings.

I hope it’ll help who have same issue with me.

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